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Assessment of the associated symptoms, pathologies, positions and angulations of bilateral occurring mandibular third molars: is there any similarity?
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PMID:  19716488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate and establish any similarity between the associated symptoms, pathologies, positions, and angulation types of bilateral occurring mandibular third molars among a group of young adult patients. STUDY DESIGN: A total of 342 patients (167 females, 175 males), aged between 20 and 25 years (mean: 22.2, SD: 1.8) participated in the study. Clinical and radiographic examinations were performed. Eruption status, mucosal and bony coverage type, presence of pain, pericoronitis, suppuration, ulceration, caries in third molar, distal caries in second molar, bone loss, root resorption, or cyst or tumor formation was investigated in addition to the position and the angulation of each tooth. Patients having at least one completely or partially erupted mandibular third molar were classified as group 1 and patients having bilateral impacted mandibular third molars were classified as group 2. RESULTS: No significant difference was found between the symptoms and pathologies related with the mandibular right third molar (RM) and the left third molar (LM) among both groups and genders (P > .05). In the total sample, no significant difference was found between the RM and the LM in terms of mucosal coverage type, bony coverage type, and position both in group 1 and group 2 (P > .05); but gender had an influence on the bony coverage type and ramus distance of the RM and the LM in group 2 (P < .05). In the total the sample, symmetry was present for horizontal or distoangular and vertical or distoangular angulations in group 1 and group 2, respectively. Gender was found to also have an impact on angulation symmetry. CONCLUSION: In most cases, a similarity was present between the symptoms and pathologies related with the bilateral mandibular third molars; but symmetry in position and angulation differed according to eruption status, angulation type, and gender.
Zühre Zafersoy Akarslan; Ceyda Kocabay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics     Volume:  108     ISSN:  1528-395X     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-31     Completed Date:  2009-12-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508562     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e26-32     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology, Gazi University School of Dentistry, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Alveolar Bone Loss / diagnosis
Alveolar Process / pathology
Cheek / pathology
Dental Caries / diagnosis
Gingiva / pathology
Mandible / pathology*
Mandibular Neoplasms / diagnosis
Molar / pathology
Molar, Third / pathology*,  radiography
Oral Ulcer / diagnosis
Pain / diagnosis
Pericoronitis / diagnosis
Periodontal Cyst / diagnosis
Root Resorption / diagnosis
Sex Factors
Tongue Diseases / diagnosis
Tooth Eruption / physiology*
Tooth, Impacted / diagnosis*
Young Adult

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